common claim of Noah being commissioned to preach to the people about the coming flood is unsubstantiated. It's a common tradition that has no firm basis in scripture.
I think I understand what you're saying.
But, I just don't know how anybody (not just yourself) can say "firm basis" in connection with drawing a conclusion about what
is truly written, intended and affirmed factually.
Maybe I'm naive to even raise this point, but it does seem rather important.
For about fifteen hundred years there was only one orthodox teaching connected with Christianity and this was due to the Catholic church.
After Protestantism had its say, all hell broke loose and it was every non-Catholic believer for him or herself.
People read, pray and come up with novel "understanding."
How do we explain all the sects, divisions, denominations if there is such a thing as "firm basis?"